When is spinal cord stimulation indicated for the treatment of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Updated: Jan 14, 2020
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Spinal cord stimulation commonly is used to treat neuropathic pain refractory to other forms of treatment. Spinal cord stimulation also is used for patients with a failed back syndrome with radicular pain. Careful evaluation is recommended before patient selection for this treatment, including a preprocedure psychological/psychiatric evaluation, and a successful spinal cord stimulator trial is required prior to implantation of the stimulation device.


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